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Disabled train travel- share your experiences!

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Pippa_Alumni
Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger

Tomorrow, Scope will be appearing on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain to highlight the experience of disabled passengers on trains. Far too often, inaccessible transport stops disabled people from enjoying the same opportunities as everyone else.

We’d like to know more about your experiences of rail travel, good or bad – so please share below. And don’t forget to tune in tomorrow morning at 9:15am, on BBC One!

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 43 Listener
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    I hate it when people don't give up their seats for the disabled on trains.  Train guards turn a blind eye to avoid arguments. Great Western Railway and Southern are the worst culprits. 
  • exdvr
    exdvr Community member Posts: 331 Pioneering
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    Interesting little feature on telly this morning but really didn't tell us anything we didn't already know.   One good tip was to block the doors from closing and that way you're guaranteed to attract attention because the train won't go.  Pity that we're seen to be more of a nuisance than anything else though.

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 43 Listener
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    I would avoid Basingstoke to Weymouth if you're disabled and Eastbourne to Ashford. 
  • tommy2k17
    tommy2k17 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    My friend and I are doing this - we have created Disability Access Guides, and part of it is Disabled Travel. We evaluate stations for disabled access.

    Bearsted is the best station in Kent for people with disabilities as there is a lift to both platforms, so you can get up to the footbridge, go across, and lift down again.

    Here is our YouTube page:




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